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a roundup of the headlines this week. protests over the government's decision to pull out of a trade deal with the e.u. and violently in the ukrainian capital. tough sanctions or diplomatic action. agree the nuclear deal with iran is a breakthrough but they differ on what made it possible meanwhile. this agreement has many much more. it will make our partners in the region safer the obama administration is facing pressure from skeptics both at home and abroad to deal comes under fire from washington. to damage.
free child care and raising the minimum wage. how life will be better outside the u.k. repairing the ground for next year's independence vote. stories of the week today here on our international. live in moscow a very warm welcome to you today protesters in ukraine demanding both the president and the government step down after a crackdown on a mass demonstration in the capital or the use of brute force and tear gas by both the activists and security forces and left rallies in kiev banned for a month the commotion was a direct response to the country's leadership rejecting a trade deal with the new. reports now on why ukrainian officials got cold feet.
from smile still hold stiles after keep said last week would not be signing a free trade pact with europe officials were jumping out of their skin to persuade president got a call that i think it was a. good. thing that you could see repeated politicians were not too happy to hear the great in president citing economic troubles and as it became could be a key of was not going to sign the deal at this point paired with a violent dispersal of protests in the capital that's when you have assumed a different tone we have to set aside short political calculations. and we may not give in to external pressure know the least from russia. such tactics from europe which have been accusing russia of pressure in ukraine not
to sign the free trade back raised some eyebrows that they should really really stop using the methods of the caldwell they're blackmailing ukraine add that to the e.u. offering no compensations to going to potentially economic losses which could have been catastrophic in practical terms it would be a disaster for the ukrainian people it would mean gas prices going up the prices going up unemployment going up the industrialisation so i think he didn't have a choice the e.u. deal is a very bad one ukraine already has a staggering foreign debt of hundred thirty six billion euro and just more denies it factories to standards would have cost a staggering one hundred billion or more with the people in the street scared little about such implications. we deserve to be near a crisis to deal would have allowed us to get better education in europe during the week of central square was the stage of the mass protests of those supporting your integration opposing president acknowledges decision not to sign the euro
association deal in vilnius and even in a typically violent dispersal of their week long sit in on friday night with dozens detained and injured did not stop the protests began a call that still insists the deal with the e.u. will happen most likely in early twenty fifteen but after riot police peaceful protesters thousands are converging on the capital kiev to join the opposition's calls for unocal which to hand over the reins alexy recess deonte reporting from kiev ukraine. and here's why the ukrainian government is in over its head right now thousands of protesters as well as the opposition inside the parliament want to move the country inside europe but the government finds the notion premature brussels does not include such perks as membership and privileges that most europeans enjoy then there's a belief that life inside the you. it would be cheaper seemingly attractive the government warns that comes at the expense of destroying the country's own economy and getting little compensation for that now the opposition still insists kiev
should break free of the pressure coming from moscow with close economic ties with russia or including the free trade zone shared business landscape and increased exports actually putting the states back together and while e.u. officials say moscow's playing an unfair game analyst patrick young he believes that brussels is just diverting attention away from its own failings. if the european union's leaders whether individually or collectively started to admitting to their shortcomings there'd be no end of problems wouldn't there i mean look at the european union massive run problem floyd and throughout the course of the entire union we've got things like fifty percent plus youth unemployment in several mediterranean countries they have a euro currency project which is a thing built on science by the sort of deluded technocrats who believe that they know the best thing for all people and therefore realistically the only thing the european union can try to do is keep me in storming anybody russia who cares
because ultimately the european union started and has rendered wonderful supranational trade project is ultimately falling apart at the same because it has become itself a crumbling soviet style empire which in many cases replicates some of the more ridiculous facets of the old soviet union. if you're watching r.t. international early this week a global headlines were dominated by an historic nuclear deal with iran how about in geneva by six world powers tara was promised a modest relief to sanctions in return for scaling back its nuclear program though the country's managed to set aside their differences to reach the agreement they do still differ on what made it possible more on that now without these poly border.
it's a deal that saluted diplomats for a decade. and as the crucial make or break iran neatly and talks continued into the night details of how they were going were leading the journalists camped out in geneva so we waited and waited and waited while diplomats from six world powers and iran inched their way closer to an historic breakthrough then after sixteen hours a tweet from the e.u.'s top diplomat a deal had been done and the six negotiating powers agreed to recognize iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy including its right to nuclear enrichment on the conditions that its program is placed under strict control by the i.a.e.a. . as we received word of the agreement we got details to iran had agreed to reduce its uranium enrichment from twenty to a maximum of five percent used for u.s.
centrifuges while holding construction of a new reactor near the town of iraq this week throughout this long list of concessions iran's foreign minister still had a smile on his face and red sand he won for his country a partial easing of sanctions allowing to iran to regain control of billions of dollars worth of much needed funds and find banks we believe that it is the sanctions that have brought us to this negotiation and ultimately to the more significant negotiation to follow for a comprehensive agreement others have stressed that it wasn't the stress of more punitive measures but diplomacy that won the day over the night in the case of these talks the fact that that the iranians have shown time after time that there is no evidence that he was in their program i think. it's something that has been ignored by the west and western governments but this is despite all that iran for
its millions has forced these countries to accept. in richmond and they can the russians and the chinese have played a very constructive role this time to do it in the superfood of the agreement is based on the concept forward by the russian president vladimir putin's iran's new president hassan rouhani is also seen as having played a central role in making a deal possible he came to power less than three months ago edging to employees of iran's for nations but the west and i don't think that sanctions played as much of a role as a recognition by the united states and britain and other countries that we need to engage iran because iran is becoming increasingly influential it is a knee and interim agreements in six months time well the palace abdurrahman six retired sit in the k.c. eighteen table what else did you fail to give me that scientists at midnight
if they gave you plenty placate i'd seek to be. in the very first moments after the nuclear deal with iran was reached it was clear they agree men left an awful lot of room for interpretation iranian. enrichment program will continue this first step does not say that iran has a right to enrichment but we spoke to asia times correspondent pepe escobar he believes that u.k. is stuffed in the middle of a very delicate balancing. despite being war has started at three am in geneva and it's going to be going for another six months kerry had to say that so he could of peace to israel lobby the u.s. congress and how the petro dollar law of the u.s. not to mention some neal cans in the west as well still very thoughtful and in iran
it's different they are saying we still have our right to enrich you were already. it's correct because the deal keeping you reaching your readings of size percent for the next six months for the moment we have a breakthrough that's going to last six months there will be all sorts of interest to try to barge this to you but for the moment we have declined to see an action something that we haven't seen especially between us in the run for thirty four years now despite the hugs and handshakes in geneva the deal with iran left many outside the negotiation room rather unhappy and that includes president obama's opposition at home and america's closest ally in the middle east a guy nature can reports on the skepticism today that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure and flying in the face of president obama what was key to geneva. last night in small stores. it's
a story still. does not move to a safer place in an environment where israel as well as many u.s. lawmakers don't think that iran should develop nuclear technology at all the obama administration had to engage in diplomatic acrobatics to both acknowledge iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy and not acknowledge it at the same time we approach these negotiations with a basic understanding of iran like any nation should be able to access peaceful nuclear energy but because of its record of violating its obligations iran must accept strict limitations on its nuclear program that make it impossible to develop a nuclear weapon the scope and role of iran's enrichment as is set forth in the language within this document says that iran's peaceful nuclear program is subject to a negotiation. and to mutual agreement despite the officials attempts to appease
the hawks hunches are flying curity it looks like we've tacitly agreed that they will be enriching for commercial purposes down the road so i think you're going to see on capitol hill again a bipartisan effort to try to make sure that this is not the final agreement another senator marco rubio call the deal quote a blow to our allies in the region who are already concerned about america's commitment to their security and i think a lot of people both in the middle east and on capitol hill are very concerned that this interim deal becomes the new norm opponents of the deal in washington and abroad are already working not to let its survive the six month trial the obama administration is walking on eggshells before congress israel and its allies in the golf as it's trying to convey a carefully worded message which is you cannot threaten war all the time in
washington i'm going to check out. guns bombs and deadly clashes all part of a daily routine in libya in just a couple of minutes here on our t.v. look at how the troubled countries fairing two years after the hour sting and killing of moammar gadhafi plus. they are not people with disabilities but the people with limited ability emotions are high in less than one hundred days before the paralympians russian populus tell how they prepared to win a gold at the sochi winter games. or it is a quarter past the hour here in moscow thanks for joining us of the tension between edinburgh and london rose or not this week as the scottish government issued a blueprint for independence ahead of next september's referendum he would also call a halt to damaging which means to pull the season of pushing so many people into poverty six hundred and seventy page document outlines plans to cut. corporation
tax extenders free childcare and raise the minimum wage london strongly opposes the idea of separation clashing with a number on issues ranging from currency all reserve membership tester australia takes up the story. should scotland be an independent country it's a six word question that requires a simple yes or no but breaking a three hundred year old unit could hardly be simple in the scots are not taking it lightly as it stands only about thirty percent of scots say they will vote for independence a figure those in the yes camp hope to increase by presenting that much anticipated white paper which a scottish national party says has the answers to all the questions about independents the prime minister david cameron and those belonging to the no cabinets is that in the car this is laden with risks and problems with warnings on just about everything scotland wants to keep the sterling pounded a currency union with the u.k. an idea dismissed by westminster taxes and debt the no camp suggests deeper
a steady and higher taxes e.u. membership london says scotland could forget about it the trident nuclear program david cameron claims getting rid of it is a bad idea in case of a north korean nuclear attack and there might even be roaming charges on mobile phones if the split happens and the list goes on it's dubbed project fear by the yes camp and they accuse the government of scare mongering scots into voting no and they'd says the white paper would prove that independence would bring about a jobs bill and a thriving economy service that resonate with voters cameron argued that an independent scotland will have to negotiate in the future for the things that house right now along with the signalling that it won't be making it easy for the crux of the matter goes back to economics a recent poll found out that if independents made the five hundred pounds richer more than half the scots wouldn't vote for it reporting from london i'm tests are cilia i arguing about scottish independence the no campaign doesn't present any
constructive reasons for rejecting it of us the opinion of jonathan shafi the co-founder of the radical independents campaign. for me some of the main headlines are just so different the scottish government's approach to key economic concerns are in comparison to basements of discussion so far has been one in which what we've seen from the new county has been nothing concerning how the big improve the lives of people on to reach the new idea to behave. for example start to think about the raising living standards of redistributing wealth in fact what you see is the opposite of that we've seen them put forward ideas that are going to maximize the bill for the big top of society not everything and less white people i would agree with but i think what we've got to see is that this is the start of i hope a much broader discussion i don't want sort of scolding that we want to leaven our thanks for joining us here on r.t. international more than forty people were killed in libya on thursday in
a blast at a military death by a group of locals who are trying to steal ammunition but all died in the explosion militias and gangs often attack army bases in the country and clashes between government troops are part of everyday life they're a freelance journalist i cut my marriage she reports from tripoli for ati. this is what he did was there are no fourteen people were killed and more than fifty wounded in a recent clash between islamic militant group and sharia and the military says a report by the interior ministry tripoli is witnessing security problems two over forty people were killed and more than two hundred injured at a rally last week in tripoli as protesters clashed with the militias made to control of a number of government buildings the gunmen gave into the demands of the libyan authorities and left tripoli but refused to lay down arms reportedly natives of the city of misrata they were among the first to seek to remove the gaddafi regime in general the security situation in libya remains unstable believe me as deputy
intelligence chief more stuff i know are recently kidnapped outside tripoli's international airport. yet in the meantime the libyan army has been struggling control groups to part in the overthrow of the former leader colonel gadhafi according to some reports there's up to seventeen hundred of them with all with different goals libya is also facing an uncontrolled flow of arms estimates say there are around four hundred weapons depots with only twenty of them belonging to the government meanwhile about three thousand and eighty aircraft missiles that could bring down civilian airliners well those have all gone missing regional affairs expert about your me as a kiwi he says the situation is not being helped by the whole of weapons causally streaming in from outside countries. the government is totally incapable of reining in these militias they're not going to disarm there's been a problem associated with bringing together the various militia groups but many
of them are motivated by sectional interests criminal activity and we've seen the fruits of this over the last two weeks and then of course there's the international aspect as well other forces that are coming in from outside of libya also participating in the internal political struggles that are going on in libya itself and then of course we still have the ongoing role of the united states and these other western states who are continually interfering in the internal affairs of libya and now the united states is talking about training some five to seven thousand libyans to be a part of this new national army and this of course could even more consternation inside the country because many of these militia groups even though they were against gadhafi they still do not support the u.s. or nato interfering in the internal affairs of libya at this stage aren't over the web site right now wheels on fire at the russian city of skin siberia witnessing
a very unusual sight that is an empty bus on fire rolling down the street details at r.t. dot com right now. while you're there you'll also find the story of how british officials systematically destroyed secret files that included information on the abuse and torture of locals in former colonies more details that are dot com. now still thinking that a fully functioning gun is simply being something you simply can't make at home think again seems about that's all about to change three d. printing is making enormous strides. visit one company that specializes in creating three d. guns some experts say it won't be long before you can do it yourself. rhett's shooting range in austin texas is normally packed with gun enthusiasts today the difference is that these men are firing rounds with a do it yourself firearm the world's first three d.
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sets free the hard to reach natural gas the chemicals being used to claim to contaminate water in the area of the procedure plus they stay in the soil after the extraction is complete it has all been toxins that evaporate and cause air pollution for all executive and crane warns no matter how lucrative it may be investing in fracking does in comparable damage to the earth. the real concern is that this is a technology. basically has been proven to work as the oil industry claims and it has resulted in contamination irrefutable evidence of contamination soil. and also significant negative health impacts on the population that live above the gas fields what it reflects is the fact that we are dealing with a cowboy industry that is driven by greed and little. origins there are a thousand supporters of greece's far right golden pond have rallied outside the
parliament in athens against the pretrial detention of the leader the movement's key figures are facing charges of criminal investigation involvement in ballance against political opponents the crackdown on the party followed september killing of an fascist activist by a golden door. to make asses being fired at protesters outside the government house and by and call the army deployed more troops so far two have been killed two people died is two civilians dozens injured during anti-government demonstrations that have been going on for a week people are demanding the prime minister step down over a proposed to amnesty bill that could see an former prime minister return from exile. syrian rebels are reportedly the historic christian town of north of damascus poured into the director of the syrian observatory for human rights every fighting is under way between government troops and the army it is the
second attack on the government forces repelled the rebel advance into the town of back in september. while the olympic torch is moving closer to day by day athletes with disabilities are getting ready for the moment to shine with the winter olympics now one hundred days away. some of russia's medal high hopes. i was talking as it should be intense fierce determined and. like you. just with two sticks one in each hand with extra risks. from the wrist and you're constantly flying around at high speeds collisions and everything for it's all crazy fast and tireless commitment to work but just in. training all the time morning to night every day of these seventeen paralympic athletes are in a twenty fourteen russia sledge hockey team and thirty six year old about him so
you can is their captain he was injured in two thousand and two while serving in the russian military in chechnya. still does more before the age of twenty five i used to have a completely different life were also for both of them but after the injury i turned to sports to realise my potential in a country that struggled to accommodate people's disabilities russia's paralympic coach says the team is helping to change perceptions in the numbers there were quite a few in the second i knew china was more of these guys managed to prove to themselves their relatives and the entire society that they are not people with disabilities people with limited abilities that has been a part of paralympics since one thousand nine hundred four but this is the first here that russia will be cheat this board only came here food years ago these sledge hockey players the road just so she hasn't been easy it's taken an immense amount of hard work personal sacrifice and dedication but the payoff is that it's
just on the eyes the principles of. after this experience i believe that people who have survived a car crash or a plane crash will look at us and realize that even with an injury like that you can live on if you can set your own goals and achieve. to see captain of our team to rejoin russia. all right so talk about child labor forces in an area you just wouldn't think about it's a crisis in europe a special documentary coming your way.